Medical Journals: Translating Like A Writer, Not A Scientist

Format: Webinar presentations
Topic: Medical translation

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Start time:May 18, 2018 13:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Find the training sessions from the series below:

* April 13 The Patient's Perspective: Best Practices for Translating ICFs and PILs

* May 18 Medical Journals: Translating Like A Writer, Not A Scientist

* June 15 Where Regulatory Rules: Translating Drug Leaflets, Packaging and Labelling





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Language:English
Duration:60 minutes
Summary:Do you struggle finding your voice when translating medical articles? What is the right register? Structure? How do you ensure that your translation does not read like a "translation?
Description
Learn how to make your healthcare communications (journal articles, research results, presentations, etc.) publication-ready and avoid stiff translations that are too close to the source. We will take a closer look at how to best translate articles for medical journals with a section by section review of structure and language. Learn to translate with a writer's artistry, while remaining faithful to structured medical content.

For translators interested in the intersection of translation and medical writing, learn to write with clarity and plain language, perfecting your writing craft.

We will also finish the webinar with a checklist to ensure that your translation meets expectations for polish and readability, while complying with style guidelines, ethical standards, and Good Publication Practice for Communicating Company Sponsored Medical Research.

At the end of this session, participants will be able:

  • To understand the basics of writing articles on medical topics.

  • To identify best practices to translate publication-ready articles for medical journals.

  • To effectively and accurately translate structured content.

  • To implement a checklist to review clarity section by section and carry out a final polish of the publication.


  • Target audience
    Translators already specialising in medical translation.
    Translators considering crossing over into medical translation.
    Translators with experience translating for academia.
    Translators interested in medical writing.
    Learning objectives
    At the end of this session, participants will be able:

    To understand the basics of writing articles on medical topics.

    To identify best practices to translate publication-ready articles for medical journals.

    To effectively and accurately translate structured content.

    To implement a checklist to review clarity section by section and carry out a final polish of the publication.


    Prerequisites
    No prerequisites.
    Program
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    Overview of health publications
    Section by section review of articles for medical journals
    Translation vs. medical writing
    Clarity, communication, and perfecting your writing
    Plain language
    Polish and readability
    Virtual platform system requirements
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    • Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) – 10.11 (El Capitan)
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    • NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

    • Internet Connection Required: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
    • Recommended: 2GB or more of RAM (recommended)

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    Trainer
    Erin Lyons    View feedback | View all courses
    Bio: Erin M. Lyons is a full-time French to English and Italian to English translator, medical writer, and consultant and the Owner and President of BiomedNouvelle. Her primary areas of focus include clinical research, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and cosmetic products and she has split her professional career between Europe and the U.S. She has a BA in Romance Languages and Literature from the University of Chicago and an MA in Italian and French Translation from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She has presented at several ATA Annual Conferences, as well as at the 2011 World Congress of the International Federation of Translators and the 2013 ProZ.com International Conference (Porto) and 6th Annual Congress and Training in France (Biarritz).
    Comments about this course

    Medical Journals: Translating Like A Writer, Not A Scientist

    Katja Brill Identity Verified
    Italy
    Local time: 11:37
    English to German
    + ...
    Translating into German?Apr 5, 2018

    Hi, my question is whether any or all of the three sessions are useful for German natives (translating into their own language)? Does it make sense for me to participate? Thanks!

     

    Erin Lyons Identity Verified
    France
    Local time: 11:37
    Italian to English
    + ...
    Translating into GermanApr 6, 2018

    Hi Katja,

    Thank you for your interest. So, for this webinar, we try to design it so that it is aimed towards translators with a variety of different language combinations. The Webinar is presented in English and since I am not a German linguist, I do not provide any specific English-to-German examples. However, if you are interested in general rules of thumb and tips for translating journal articles, this should still be applicable. Of course, it is always best to have examples for yo
    ... See more
    Hi Katja,

    Thank you for your interest. So, for this webinar, we try to design it so that it is aimed towards translators with a variety of different language combinations. The Webinar is presented in English and since I am not a German linguist, I do not provide any specific English-to-German examples. However, if you are interested in general rules of thumb and tips for translating journal articles, this should still be applicable. Of course, it is always best to have examples for your specific language combination, but a variety of linguists have found the webinar helpful in the past, despite a lack of language-specific examples.

    Please let me know if you have any other questions.

    Kind regards,
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    Krista Reder
    France
    Local time: 11:37
    French to English
    Deferred attendanceMay 15, 2018

    Hi,

    Is it possible to watch the webinars at a later moment? For instance, is it possible to watch the first one now that the date has passed? And, if I am unavailable for either of the other two, may I watch them later as well?

    Thanks,

    Krista


     
    Videos can be watched laterMay 15, 2018

    Krista Reder wrote:

    Hi,

    Is it possible to watch the webinars at a later moment? For instance, is it possible to watch the first one now that the date has passed? And, if I am unavailable for either of the other two, may I watch them later as well?

    Thanks,

    Krista


    Hi Krista,

    Once purchased, watch the webinars videos whenever it is suitable and as many times as needed. Even if you do not attend the webinars you will still have unlimited access to the videos and handouts.

    Hope this helps.

    My bests,
    Helen


     

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